While in Uganda this past summer our men had the wonderful honor of baptizing those who had given their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ. Standing outside beside beautiful Lake Victoria, we got to bask in God’s creation while witnessing the baptism of these treasured and precious people.
Hanington is a precious soul. He happens to be Uganda’s best driver and he happens to be ours.
Everywhere we go, Hanington goes. He has really become apart of us. Over the years he would sit and listen to the teachings of Scripture. This year was the year our Hanington gave his heart and his life to the LORD Jesus Christ.
Being in the water is not an easy thing for many Ugandans. Most of them don’t know how to swim and have heard horrible tales of people drowning. Much courage is needed for them to venture out waist deep and be ducked into the water.
Esther smiles with grateful eyes as she prepares for her old life to be gone and her new life in Jesus.
On the shore while others were being baptized (here is Ashinata), people would be singing songs of praise to Jesus.
One of my favorite hymns:
I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me, a sinner, condemned, unclean.
O how marvelous! O how wonderful! And my song shall ever be: (This is Christine)
O how marvelous! O how wonderful! Is my Savior’s love for me.
He took my sins and my sorrows, He made them His very own; (This is Teopista)
He bore the burden to Calvary, And suffered and died alone.
When with the ransomed in glory His face I at last shall see, ’Twill be my joy through the ages To sing of His love for me.